and all the wonderful accessories, and fell in love with the zipper wallet. I LOVE small wallets, because I hate carrying a purse, and like to carry my wallet in my pocket. My mom also happened to be looking for something exactly like it (but waterproof-ish, which will be the hard part) for her trip to Disney World. I decided to make myself one for a first run before I try making hers out of not cotton.
(They're thumbnails because they're kind of blurry >_>)
It was a LOT of fun, and really easy if you've made a zippered pouch before. The tutorial linked to in the craftster post above had wonderful directions. I tried to get away with a 4" zipper, but it's slightly too small to get my cards in and out easily. I'll have to buy a bigger one and trim it down myself for the one for my mom.
I like the birds as well! I've told my husband that I want paint for sewing projects for my birthday, and we'll see what happens
I received my AWESOME pillow from petskin!
I love pretty much everything about this pillow :3 And when I say pretty much, I really mean everything.
I had SO much fun with this swap, and both pillows I received match my favorite blanket (which is a very happy coincidence!), and are super cuddly! I'm glad I had two great partners for this swap and I'd definitely do it again!
I received my pillow cover from Heresa today! I LOVE it! The colors are so bright and happy, and I love the reverse applique circles! I wish I was better at taking pictures, and that it wasn't overcast and rainy in my house all day today, but here goes!
It looks a lot better and so bright and happy in person, and my 4 year old won't stop taking it around with him! Heresa even sent some of the fabric she used for the back!
Apparently I got a little caught up on the Craft This Tote part, and crafting a few things for my partner, that I didn't do a good job actually FILLING it, since the one I sent was more like half full, compared to the others on here, and especially the one I just received from estar23!
Check out the awesome tote! And the super cute soot sprite and the stuff to make my own magnets and all the lovely lovely things she sent me!
So I'm going to send a little thank you package that will hopefully fill the tote I sent a little better! Thanks for the wonderful first swap!
My super-busy partner received yesterday, so I figured I'd post the pictures of the stuff I sent her for her!
I saw that she was in a Sanrio swap and liked kawaii things, so I used this awesome Hello Kitty fabric I've had in my stash for a few years!
I sent her a pretty green and white variegated skein of sugar'n cream yarn, along with a cute envelope needlebook and a little owl that's supposed to be for a pincushion, but is probably more like a stuffie instead. (Sorry for the slight blur on this photo, it is actually the best one, and I had to keep fighting my little ones to keep off everything while I was taking pictures!)
Here's a picture of the back of the needlebook
And here's the inside! Notice the little tiny triforces from the Legend of Zelda crayon-tinted onto the inside fabric. I made a little one for the stamp on the front as well.
I'm getting my package any day now, so I'll put up pictures of what I get soon! I had a lot of fun making things for this swap!
Yay! I'm so excited, and looking forward to swapping with you, estar23! Oh, and my new sewing machine (for whoever asked) is a brother innov-is 40, which I LOVE! Here's the first tote I made, which is pretty plain, but I'm looking forward to making a more elaborate one for this swap!
My youngest is not quite 6 months old yet, but is definitely a drooling machine. She soaks her shirts constantly, and I go through her clean clothes in a very short time. My husband suggested we get some bibs (I don't know why I didn't think of it first) but I decided to make them instead. I found a nice easy tutorial online at http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2010/10/october-21-fold-up-and-snap-bib-tutorial-watermelon-wishes-giveaway/ and tried it out! I modified it very slightly, mostly because I didn't like the way it curved where it snapped in the back.
Here's my little girl with the second bib I made, with a terrycloth back.
And here's the first one, which was a test run, and made out of just flannel, I think.
They start as mostly just a big rectangle, which you round at the top and put a neck hole in, then stick some snaps on so you can snap it up to catch crumbs or whatever, and you can unsnap it and toss it in the washing machine!
So around Christmas or so, I posted a prototype dragon from the Yoki the Fat Dragon, and had been planning to make an actual one for my oldest son for Christmas. Of course things got crazy, what with being 8 months pregnant, and then having my baby by emergency c-section almost 3 weeks early, so it didn't get done until the beginning of April.
I have been wanting to sew more, and to invest in a new sewing machine, so I set myself a deadline for a project to see if I can actually make the time to sew with 3 kids under the age of 4. This is my third dragon, and I did actually finish it in time for my church's service auction. I didn't tell anyone besides my family that I was making it, in case I wasn't able to get it done in time, but I did, and I got so many complements on it!
I will be getting a nice new good sewing machine this year! I've just got to figure out which one! :3
I saw the dragon plushie that rlynn had sewn, and that there was a pattern, and I knew I had to try it! I've been looking for cute dragons for my boys, and this is definitely the cutest I've seen, and I can even make it for them myself!
I decided to do a prototype test run with fabric laying around the house, since I have little sewing experience aside from a jordy bag, a sad, sad quilt, and a little flannel baby blanket. I'm very glad I did, because BOY was it a learning experience! But I stuck with it, and actually finished it! And I love it very much, even if the batting for one of the wings is on the outside instead of on the inside, and even though the drawn on seam lines show in spots
This one was made from some printed cotton I had hoarded and from an old pillow case. The next two (at least!) will be made from fleece like the pattern says to do. I hope the fleece will be a little more forgiving.